Total loan: $400


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Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Agriculture

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Francis's story

Francis is a maize farmer from the rural area of Kaduna, a state located in northern Nigeria who looks forward to earning higher profits from farming. As a member of Babban Gona, Francis has access to high quality inputs and enhanced farming services which help to increase his yields. Furthermore, through training programs, Francis now practices farming in a more sustainable manner. For example, the fertilizer education Francis receives focuses on micro-dosing fertilizers to lessen environmental impact and increase yields. Francis expects to reap 35 bags/hectare, or double the national Nigerian average of 18 bags/hectare from this year's harvest.

The Harvest Advance loan will provide Francis with cash equivalent to his value of maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Francis to store his maize and sell it at a higher price in the future, guaranteeing higher returns. This is crucial to Francis as he plans on using the profit from this harvest to open an Agro Dealer shop.